This program develops and enhances the professional skills and abilities of Virginia educators for the protection of the environment; it can serve as a roadmap for developing skills needed to teach about the environment.
Once enrolled in the Environmental Educators Leadership Program, participants will receive:
Who can benefit from participating in the leadership program?
Both new and experienced educators, from public and private organizations, can benefit from this program because:
What are the levels of recognition?
Direct education providers include museum educators, park interpreters, summer camp counselors, and teacher-naturalist; direct educators would most likely fulfill the requirements for recognition as an Educator.
For educators with more experience in instruction and content, who lead trainings for classroom or other non-formal educators. This includes recognition for those who participate in statewide EE programs such as Project WET, WILD, PLT and Underground and become certified as facilitators.
For those with significant experience leading direct education activities and presentations, and who have been certified as facilitators in several environmental education (EE) programs. EE Leaders often lead sessions at local, state, and national conferences and spend more time training future educators.
How do I receive recognition as an Educator, Advanced Educator, or Environmental Education Leader?
Follow these 4 steps:
Please contact David Ruble at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.